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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

COOKING WITH CLORIS--PIECE DE RESISTANCE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

First, let’s get one thing straight -- ALL of Cloris’s desserts are to-die-for delicious. However, when it comes to chocolate ice cream, Cloris has come up with a recipe that is the piece de resistance of chocolate ice creams. -- AP

PIECE DE RESISTANCE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

Ingredients:
2 C. heavy cream
2 C. whole milk
1/2 C. cocoa powder
2 egg yolks
1/2 C. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 T. almond extract
3 oz. chocolate pudding
1/4 cup chocolate fudge sauce
1/4 cup chocolate cake icing
1/2 cup chopped fudge brownie
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Stir cream, milk and cocoa in medium saucepan over medium heat until mixture almost boils. Reduce heat to low. Beat egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract until light yellow and smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup cream/milk/cocoa mixture. Slowly stir egg yolk mixture into remaining milk/cream/cocoa mixture. Cook over low heat until mixture thickens. Fold in pudding, fudge sauce and cake icing. Cool completely. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker. Freeze following manufacturer’s instructions. Five minutes before end of freezing cycle, add chopped brownies and chocolate chips. Serve soft or transfer ice cream to airtight container and place in freezer until firm.

So what do you think? Too much of a good thing? I say no way! There’s no such thing as too much chocolate, but let’s hear from you. Post a comment this week, and you’re entered into the drawing for a free book from our Book Club Friday author. -- AP

12 comments:

Kathy said...

I gained five pounds just reading the recipe. Thank God I don't have an ice cream maker, I'd die of chocolate poisoning.

Jill said...

Just this past weekend, I had the most delicious homemade vanilla ice cream that a friend of mine made. But I have to agree with AP -- chocolate is best!! I'm going to hunt down an ice cream maker and try out this recipe. I'm not sure which part my kids will enjoy more, making it or eating it! I'll let you know...

Steven K Brown said...

I printed off the recipe, Being a chocolate lover myself, I read the recipe aloud and was drooling before I got to the end.

Kttycat said...

It sounds good even to this non chocolate lover. I know i'm a disgrace! LOL

Marina McIntire said...

I'm with Kathy (above): very grateful I don't own an ice cream maker. Holy moley!

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Cloris has one of those enviable metabolisms where she can eat anything and never gain an ounce. Don't you just hate her? I'd suggest making this ice cream when you have a houseful of company. That way everyone only gets a small amount, and the calories are spread over a vast number of people.

Jeanne S. said...

I've never seen a recipe like that. Might have to get the bowl to my ice cream maker in the freezer and make some ice cream this weekend.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

If you do, Jeanne, let us know how it turns out.

Marian Pearson Stevens said...

Wow, this sounds yum! I've been thinking of getting an ice cream maker . . . This recipe might push me over the edge to do it! Thanks!

Deborah Blake said...

Let me know the next time you're making this...I'll be right over!

Jill said...

Anastasia, your friend Cloris' homemade chocolate ice cream recipe really was to die for! I tracked down an ice cream machine and hit the grocery store with my 6 and 8 year old in tow. I had only to whisper the words, "homemade ice cream" and they shot through the door like Sidney's Candy and Super Saver, the front runners from this year's Kentucky Derby. Several hours and two sticky kids later, we gorged on the utterly sublime, outrageously decadent, not-to-be-missed treat. Can't wait to see what Cloris' next recipe will be!!

p.s. my husband said it's the best ice cream he's ever had. I think it's the almond extract. It made all the difference.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Jill, thanks for letting us know! I'm picturing all of you pigging out on chocolate ice cream and having the time of your lives. Hope you took a picture!